Middleweight Designer

Leeds

Salary: up to £30,000

Reports to: Head of Design

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a proactive and solutions-focused creative to join our design team as a full-time Middleweight Designer.

You’ll work closely with the Head of Design, and both the editorial and project management teams to produce idea-driven communications for both national and international clients.

Definition is a leading internal communications agency, developing communications and experiences across the whole employee journey.

We’re proud to work with high-profile clients across the globe including Direct Line Group, Southeastern Railway, Halfords, and many others. Based in Leeds, Manchester, and London, we’re now in our 27th year.

We’re a team of designers, photographers, content creators, digital and film experts, and client managers, partnering to create innovative solutions for our broad range of clients. Our aim is to positively impact the employee experience within the workplace, driving engagement and helping to develop our clients’ businesses.

We’re looking for a Midweight Designer looking for a new challenge. You must be a strong all-rounder with a conceptual portfolio showing integrated projects across both print and digital channels.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years’ agency experience under their belt.

You’re ideal for this role if you:

  • Have three to five years’ commercial design experience
  • Are highly proficient in Adobe CC suite applications and has a high level of InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator skills.
  • Have a knockout portfolio, showing ideas through concept to execution.
  • Are confident, passionate, and knowledgeable about design and communication (previous internal communications experience is helpful, but not essential)
  • Are comfortable pitching/presenting creative solutions internally and to clients.
  • Have a natural affinity with layout, typography, photo selection and idea generation
  • Have a good working knowledge of preparing artwork for print/digital/animation.
  • Have excellent attention to detail.
  • Are a proactive team player, with a client-centric focus and a can-do attitude

Key responsibilities include:

  • Deeply collaborative: You’ll work closely with the Head of Design, and both the editorial and project management teams to produce idea-driven communications for both national and international clients.
  • Self-starting: You’ll take ownership of projects and ensure the highest quality standards and attention to detail are consistently maintained.
  • Multi-channel: As a multi-channel designer, you’ll be an Adobe CC expert, working on a variety of different projects ranging from branding, traditional print magazines, wall graphics and gamification through to producing films, assets for animation, design for web and strategic campaigns. Experience in illustration, motion graphic design or UX/ UI knowledge is desirable, but not essential.
  • Pitching ideas: You’ll be confident pitching and presenting creative solutions internally and to clients and be able to manage workloads within agreed timings.
  • Relationships: You’ll look to build strong relationships with clients, becoming a trusted creative advisor and a brand champion, finding strategic opportunities by learning about their business and communication challenges. Building client trust is key to producing better work and is essential to drive our growth and success.
  • From concept to delivery: You’ll need to have a passion for communication and be an ideas-focused creative, confident in your ability to see projects through from concept to finished artwork.
  • Growth-focused: You’ll have a sound commercial nature, thrive working in a close-knit team and go above and beyond to delight clients.

Benefits:

  • 22 days holiday + your birthday + 3 days between Christmas and New Year – 26 in total
  • Your own benefit allowance of £1,200 per year to spend on anything you like  
  • A training budget of £100 per year  
  • Great parental leave policies  
  • 5% employer pension contributions 
  • Flexible and remote working options  
  • Regular social events 

 

Definition is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, medical history, skin colour, marital status, genetic information, or parental status. 

If you think you’re the right person for the role, please send your CV and examples of your work to karl.jaques@thisisdefinition.com.